Ivory Coast partners Ghana to fight galamsey menace
The heavy pollution of the Tana River has raised much concern for Ivory Coast for which reason it has resolved to partner Ghana to fight the galamsey menace along her water bodies.
The government of Cote d’Ivoire, through its National Boundary Commission, has joined forces with Ghana’s Boundary Commission to combat illegal mining activities popularly known as galamsey in Ghana. The move will help to ensure that water bodies and arable farmlands were protected. Speaking in a Joy News report, monitored by Soireenews.com,the National Coordinator of the Ghana Boundary Commission, Major General Emmanuel Kotia, disclosed that authorities in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire have raised concerns about the heavy pollution of the river Tano which serves as a boundary between the two countries hence the call for the collaboration to fight galamsey menace. “What the National Boundary Commission of Cote d’Ivoire has offered us, is that they are ready to give us the intelligence to assist in the illegal mining effort along the Tano because it is also affecting them", he disclosed. “There is a need for collaboration between the two of us because these river bodies serve as boundaries between the two countries,” he said. The National Boundary Commission of Cote d’Ivoire has expressed readiness to share intelligence with Ghana to help devise strategies to fight mining activities along the river Tano.